Exodus Travels Launch New Adventurer-Led Expeditions for 2022

28 August 2021

Exodus Travels launch a new style of trips with a group of renowned master explorers; including Angry Planet’s George Kourounis, NBC host Aliya Jasmine Sovani, and the “the man who walked the length of Africa” Mario Rigby.

Award-winning adventure tour company Exodus Travels has announced a new lineup of itineraries in partnership with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS): Exodus RCGS Quests. This series of journeys will provide travelers with life-changing opportunities to return to travel with exhilaration and excitement, guaranteeing the adventures of a lifetime - after what felt like a lifetime without adventure.

This limited-edition of 2022 small group trips is certain to answer the call of adventurous spirits, looking for opportunities to challenge themselves and expand their perspectives. Exodus RCGS Quests provide a rare opportunity to discover, learn and explore accompanied by world-renowned explorers, authors, photographers, and conservationists. A portion of every Exodus RCGS Quest will be used to support RCGS fellowship grants, to continue to push the boundaries of modern exploration.

“We’re honoured to once again be partnering with the Royal Canadian Geographical Society,” says Robin Brooks, Exodus’ Marketing Director and RCGS Fellow. “After over a year and a half of staying put and staying safe, our appetite and humankind's innate instinct to explore is stronger than ever. We’re thrilled to be able to provide an amplified and enhanced experience to travellers, a unique opportunity to journey through a destination from the perspective of an accomplished adventurer.”

“Further understanding of people and places, cultural heritage, and the natural environment is what contributes to the strength of the global travel community,” adds John Geiger, CEO of the RCGS. “As a non-profit organization dedicated to research and education, the Royal Canadian Geographical Society is very proud to be partnering with Exodus Travels, to have the opportunity to share our expertise, experience, and curiosity with travelers.”

The Exodus RCGS Quests series currently includes:

RCGS: Southern Africa Cape Town to Vic Falls with Mario Rigby Featured in the pages of National Geographic and Condé Nast Traveler, Mario is internationally known for his solo two-year, 7500 mile voyage from Cape Town to Cairo, entirely by foot and kayak. Mario is the perfect guide for this adventure through dramatic scenery, rich culture, and diverse wildlife in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe.

RCGS: Egypt - Alexandria to Aswan with George Kourounis. This trip is led by renowned filmmaker, photographer, and RCGS Explorer-in-Residence, George Kourounis. Travelers can swap travel and expedition stories, learn about Kourounis’ work with National Geographic, and pick up new photography techniques and skills.

RCGS: Kenya Photography Safari with Scott Forsyth Seeing Kenya through the lens of celebrated RCGS Photographer-in-Residence Scott Forsyth, travelers will truly experience a unique and immersive African safari. Scott’s innate curiosity, combined with his passion for the natural environment, makes him the perfect host for this sublime and stunning experience.

RCGS: Highlights of Morocco with Aliya Jasmine Sovani.  Accompanied by award-winning reporter and television producer, Aliya Jasmine Sovani, travelers will discover the exceptional and unexpected in Morocco. A natural storyteller, Aliya has traveled the world and has reported on post-civil war Sudan; the potential impacts of a proposed pipeline in Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest; and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti for Discovery Channel.

RCGS: Highlights of Albania with John Geiger This adventure will offer travelers a firsthand look at this previously isolated country accompanied by international bestselling author, dynamic lecturer, and CEO of the RCGS, John Geiger. John has been featured on countless television and radio programs, as well as documentary films such as National Geographic’s The Angel Affect, which was based on one of Geiger’s many exploration-themed books, so travelers can be sure he has endless anecdotes, insights, and stories to share.

RCGS: Costa Rica Volcanos and Beaches with Andrew Lovesey Travelers will experience the exceptional beauty and excitement of Costa Rica, through the eyes of Andrew Lovesey, adventure influencer and Director at Canadian Geographic and the RCGS. Through both his own boundless adventures and his experience coordinating expeditions across the globe, Andrew has extensive experience as an explorer, with wild tales and unique stories to share.

RCGS: Highlights of Nepal with Photographer Javier Frutos See the Roof of the World with acclaimed RCGS photographer and Canadian Geographic Creative Director, Javier Frutos. From the Alps to Antarctica, penguins to porpoises, Javier has explored and photographed many of the world's most beautiful and often unseen moments. Javier will share tips on how to truly capture that once-in-a-lifetime moment.

Operating in 100+ countries with 600+ tours, Exodus insists on low impact tourism and contributing to local communities. Exodus understands the importance of regenerative travel, now more than ever. Their rewilding initiative guarantees that for every person who travels with them, they will rewild 100 sq meters. Exodus is dedicated to creating incredible adventures that are run responsibly, so as the world reopens, their guests can continue to book and travel with confidence. To learn more about Exodus Travels, and how guests can book and travel with confidence visit exodustravel.com

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